Mum has secondary liver cancer what should we expect?

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My mum 92 had cervical cancer 6yrs ago, and made a good recovery. After a scan showed 2small white spots on the liver. The Dr advised due to age and the slow progression to leave treatment. Now she has a abnormal liver function test, along with protein in a urinary sample, after a week of being unwell and a course of antibiotics. Dr suspects it's the liver cancer, mum not at all keen to go to hospital. If it is cancer anyone know what to expect, and time scale?

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    All i know is that every person is different and depending on age health at time and mind frame as to how it advances. 

    Sorry not to be able to help more.

    Enjoy her while you have her is my advice.  My parents have been dead 34 years for dad and mum 21 years and i wish i could have had them longer. 


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    As wilmatm says, everyone is all different. If the doctor only suspects cancer as well then she will have to get the tests done to confirm.....I mean it could just be polyps.....but then again maybe not. Once the tests have been done then you can get a timeline of actions & possible effects along the way. I understand you mum might not feel like going to the hospital but myself personally would prefer to know so if it is terminal at least the docs can make it as comfortable as possible. There are plenty of support groups for all situations, but find the situation first. It may be unnecessary worry, it may not. Only the doc can tell you that.

    i hope it works out well for your mother.x

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